It takes a special kind of evil to murder the little babies in your care.
But it takes a special kind of ghoul to seize on the horrific crimes of Lucy Letby and promote a deceptive agenda of fighting race, stoking tension and manufacturing prejudice.
Earlier this week, lawyer and political activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu posted this angry and poorly written tweet following the murderer’s conviction: “Lucy Letby illustrates how the ideology of whiteness keeps Britain in a strangulation.
“They believed her tears and her denials, even though the evidence said otherwise, for no other reason than the fact that she was white.” A black or brown nurse would have been immediately reported to the police and fired on suspicion.
Royal College of Nursing president Sheila Sobrany echoed the bizarre claim, adding that one of the whistleblower doctors had been ignored because he was not white: “We need to stop denying that racism is a serious problem within the NHS. this doctor would have been listened to if he was white and Lucy Letby would have been arrested earlier if she was not white… Dr. Ravi Jayram was not listened to or taken seriously.
Lucy Letby, 33, was sentenced to die in prison after being found guilty of murdering seven babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital where she worked and the attempted murder of six others.
Earlier this week, lawyer and political activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (pictured) posted an angry and poorly written tweet following the murderer’s conviction.
Even women’s fashion magazine Glamor lent its insignificant weight to this outlandish theory in an article titled, “Lucy Letby’s White Privilege Helped Her Commit Murders in Plain Sight – And Yes, She Still Profits.” »
Let’s put aside, for a moment, the mind-boggling lack of judgment of using the grief of bereaved parents to promote these absurd ideas.
No, what infuriates me is that in all three cases, the individuals involved were clearly so desperate to take offense that they ignored the facts of the case.
RCN activist Mos-Shogbamimu and Sobrany respectively suggested that Letby had been allowed to offend for so long because she was white, while whistleblower Dr Ravi Jayram was not believed by the public. officials at the Countess of Chester Hospital because he was of Indian descent.
Both overlooked an inconvenient fact: four hospital consultants complained about Letby, and the first of them was the white head of the neonatal unit, Dr. Stephen Brearey.
This is Dr Brearey who was stuck for three months after requesting a meeting with hospital management and said he was made to feel like he was ‘the problem’ every time he spoke of his concerns.
All of the consultants, regardless of race, were forced to remain silent about their concerns, and it became clear that hospital managers were keen to put an end to the situation, not because Letby was blond. and blue-eyed, but simply to protect him. the hospital’s reputation and, by extension, their own future as highly paid NHS managers.
Dr Stephen Brearey (pictured) has been stuck for three months after asking for a meeting with hospital management who said he was made to feel like he was ‘the problem’ every time he spoke up of his concerns.
Only a fool would suggest that racism doesn’t exist in Britain. But pretending to see racism everywhere doesn’t help, writes Nana Akua (pictured)
I have a particular interest in the story of Letby. My son was born prematurely, at 28 weeks, and I spent three months with him in neonatal intensive care and the special baby care unit.
I have seen how vulnerable these infants are and observed how the system works up close.
Like other serial killers, Letby has evaded her crimes for so long because she is deeply manipulative and smart enough to know how to leave no trace.
She was ‘sweet Lucy’: a seemingly cherubic presence who adored her bosses, reportedly had a crush on one of the senior married doctors, and charmed anxious parents – all while killing their children.
It is clear that race played no role in the Letby case, despite what some misguided people claim. Conversely, it is not difficult to understand how fears of racism can make certain criminal investigations slower and more complex.
Take the Rotherham case, where politically correct social workers and police were slow to act for fear of being accused of racism. Try telling teenage gang victims that the law protects white people.
Fortunately, serial killers are rare in this country, and women even more so.
Cases in which nurses have been accused of killing their patients are even rarer. Yet in one, a white nurse, Rebecca Leighton, spent six weeks in jail in 2011 as she was investigated for the murders of three patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester – before the killer was revealed to be Vitorino Chua, a Filipino nurse. .
What answer do Mos-Shogbamimu and Sobrany — not to mention Glamor magazine’s critical race theorists — have to that?
Only a fool would suggest that racism doesn’t exist in Britain. But pretending to see racism everywhere doesn’t help – even if it’s a good career path for some “anti-racist” activists.